The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:
Australia; China; European Union; France; India; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Nigeria; South Korea; Switzerland; United Kingdom - England & Wales; USA
The set of questions relating to the topic of Product Liability and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:
What is the structure of the civil court system?
What is the role of the judge in civil proceedings and what is the role of the jury?
What are the basic pleadings filed with the court to institute, prosecute and defend the product liability action and what is the sequence and timing for filing them?
Are there any pre-filing requirements that must be satisfied before a formal lawsuit may be commenced by the product liability claimant?
Are mechanisms available to the parties to seek resolution of a case before a full hearing on the merits?
What is the basic trial structure?
Are there class, group or other collective action mechanisms available to product liability claimants? Can such actions be brought by representative bodies?
How long does it typically take a product liability action to get to the trial stage and what is the duration of a trial?
What is the nature and extent of pretrial preservation and disclosure of documents and other evidence? Are there any avenues for pretrial discovery?
How is evidence presented in the
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